I Predict a Riot

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Headline, 2007 - Belfast (Northern Ireland) - 535 pages
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Bateman's back with a fast-paced, unforgettable story of murder, intrigue and reincarnation on the streets of Belfast.

Walter has a rubbish job but so has Margaret, a security guard at Primark, and when they meet through a dating agency, neither is who they seem. Margaret's married for a start and Walter's encounter with her husband Billy leaves him black and blue. Billy's a dodgy accountant for politician and racketeer Pink Harrison, who is about to come unstuck. Superintendent James Mallow, CID, is determined to nail Pink. Meanwhile Redmond O'Boyle, professional terrorist and occasional birdwatcher, is languishing in a Colombian jail and his only way out is to kill himself and trust in reincarnation.

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User Review  - Gary - Goodreads

Probably the funniest book I've ever read, one that I will read many times. I've bought every copy I've found in charity shops and then given them to others, knowing that I was making them laugh. All ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ellen Hooley - Goodreads

Murder, extortion & carrot cake all set in a "peaceful" Belfast. Fantastic characters, fast paced chapters and funny. I think I have gained more knowledge about Northern Ireland in the last couple of days then in the last 10 years I've lived here!!!! Great book well worth a read. Read full review

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Bateman was a journalist in Northern Ireland before becoming a full-time writer. His first novel, DIVORCING JACK, won the Betty Trask Prize, and all his novels have been critically acclaimed. He wrote the screenplays for the feature films DIVORCING JACK, CROSSMAHEART and WILD ABOUT HARRY. He lives in Ireland with his family.

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